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Offline InnaK

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Adult TD shot
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:44:50 AM »
Hi to everyone!

Yesterday I was at a doctors visit and she told me that I need an adult TD shot.  I've never heard of this shot, and tried looking online, but could not find any useful information about it.  Has anyone got one? Does anyone know any dangers that it can do for health?  I'm a little skeptical to any vaccines and shots, so I don't know about this one.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance to anyone that replies!!

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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 03:45:04 PM »
What is a TD shot? Do you mean TB? If so, ask the doctor why he or she is advising it for you at this time? If no strong reason can be given, you are best to strengthen your immune system to handle a wide variety of infective agents and pathogens.
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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 12:17:10 AM »
Inna,
I think you are talking about the tetanus vaccine given in combination with diphtheria, dt or TD. You can find more information about this vaccine at http://www.909shot.com/Diseases/tetanus.htm.
In addition to the side effects listed there, you should know that this specific vaccine, like many others, contains the very dangerous Mercury/Thimerosal, that's been linked to many neurological and immune system problems. I don't know if the doctor recommendation is based on a serious wound situation or just "preventive". You need to decide whether the low risk from possible tetanus exposure warrants giving the vaccine. This is an issue of comfort level and likelihood of exposure.
 Make an educated decision. Good luck.
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Offline InnaK

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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 07:02:14 PM »
Thank you for the useful information, you are correct it is the tetanus shot.  I decided not to do it after all, I feel I'll be better off. 

Speking of shots, Ed, or anyone else, can you elaborate more on the TB shot.  I was forced to do it many times in life because some work places and volunteer jobs require the shot to be done before starting to work with kids or people. 

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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 03:59:59 PM »
I was reading some health articles today and found some more interesting information about the tetanus shot.  It appears that it has such an effect on women that women cannot get pregnant or have pregnancy issues after the tetanus shot.  Here is the article I read. 

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Evils%20in%20Government/AIDS%20and%20Population%20Elimination/dv.htm

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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 06:41:05 AM »
I refuse the tetanus shot out of pain factor--it is an extremely painful vaccine and the pain lasts up to a week. I'm a wimp.   With that said, a family friend recently died of tetanus. SO if you step on a rusty nail you should be seen right away.  (he did not go to the doc until it was way too late)

Vaccines are always controversial.   My kids are vaccinated but we did it slowly over 6 years and had the vaccines separated when possible avoiding multi vial doses.   

I do not personally ever get vaccines or flu shots, but probably dont take a hard line stance, either way, as there are clearly benefits and downsides to vaccines (IMO).

 



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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 03:10:38 PM »
I feel that I have a strong immune system (hooray Bauman!) but I was asked if I would get a TD shot if I stepped on a rusty nail. The Mercury/Thimerosal factor makes me initially say NO, but is there an alternative?
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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 05:54:02 PM »
I do believe that a tetanus booster is a necessity for those over the age of 7, every 10 years or so.
From LIVESTRONG:
Tetanus, a disease caused by the toxin, tetanospasmin, kills one out of every 10 people, according to "Mosby’s Drug Consult." Clostridium tetani bacteria exist in soil as spores and can enter the body via puncture wounds, such as those sustained by stepping on nails. Without oxygen, the spores become active and release their toxin. This causes tetanus, also known as lock jaw. Tetanus shots can prevent the disease, administered alone via injection or combined with other vaccines such as diphtheria and pertussis. The tetanus shots contain both medicinal and non-medicinal ingredients.

That being said, there is a DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) booster that is available without thimerisol (mercury). (I don't think there is a tetanus booster without the DP that is mercury-free.)


I, myself, need to follow up on this and find a source of the thimerisol-free tetanus booster where I live (Boulder, CO) as I'm due. Right now, this is what I know as the best way to protect yourself from being one of those at risk of dying a very painful death from tetanus. I have heard that is too late to get a tetanus shot AFTER you've stepped on the rusty nail.


Does anyone else have any other alternatives to this approach?
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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 08:43:32 PM »
For more information you might read the info at this link:
http://www.whale.to/v/tetanus.html

Only ~50 people get tetanus a year in the US today.  Wound cleaning and sanitation have reduced the problem enormously since before the 1950's.   

It is very hard to find the T separated from the DPT and without thimerosal. 
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Re: Adult TD shot
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 03:01:54 PM »
While I wouldn't tell someone else not to get their tetanus shot, the last time I was injured where tetanus would have been recommended I elected to do my own first aid, not go the emergency, not get stitches. I used local medicinal plants like yarrow combined with coconut oil and tea tree essential oil applied several times a day to a well-cleaned out wound closed with butterfly bandaids. I healed well.


When I worked with farm animals we were all told to get tetanus. None of us did. The vets that visited also recommended tetanus shots but they themselves did not do it either.


It's a tough call and a very individual one. Tetanus is serious, but very few people get it.



 


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